Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project

Fort McKay (Alberta)

Reference number: 65505
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Teck Resources Limited
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2012-01-19
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Review Panel
Referred to Review Panel: 2012-01-19
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

July 25, 2019 - The Joint Review Panel submitted its Report containing its conclusions, rationale and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the proposed project to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

July 25, 2019 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released the Report containing the Joint Review Panel’s conclusions, rationale and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the proposed project.

About the Proposal

The Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, proposed by Teck Resources Limited includes the construction, operation and reclamation of an oil sands surface mine with a production capacity of about 260,000 barrels per day of bitumen. The project is located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The project is a truck and shovel mine which includes one open pit, an ore preparation plant, a bitumen processing plant, tailings preparation and management facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, disposal and storage areas, river water intake, a fish habitat compensation lake, bridge, roads, airfield and camp. The estimated project area is over 24,000 hectares. If the project is approved, the proposed project would operate for 41 years.


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  • Comments Received/Responses (251)
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  • Hearing Documents (179)
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This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the Government of Alberta.

For questions or information, please contact:

Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Place Bell Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0941

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